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the soda industry for the obesity crisis. >> if the pressure passes, they will become the first city in the country to impose such a tax. >>> now two new high-rise apartment buildings have the green lean. they will go up on south and market in santa clara and a 347 unit building will go up on car lyle street and many people -- carlyle talked with and many of them agreed. >> we can always go and listen to music so that is always good. >> they are looking for an active downtown and they are staying away and in stead, they will set it up in terms of the area, sal has more. >>> guys, this morning we do have some fog to deal with and steve and i will be telling you, we will become the fog brothers. i mean cars are driving through but it is just going to be favored visibility and you can see traffic is moving along relatively well. we will each an eye on that for you. and the commute is off to a good buts foggy start, let's go to steve. >>> all right, good morning, a pretty strong system is out here and it has tapped into some moisture. it is a arriving sooner with the remains of sandy and
," and it was my first mural in the city of los angeles in the hall and beck band show. and it's a work about my grandmother, with arms open to the children from the afuereÑos niÑos, who could dance in her arms. in terms of farmworking images, there are very few that exist that are from the position of farmworkers -- their experiences and their life. the guadalupe mural project represents a yearlong residency in the city of guadalupe, which is a farmworking town in central california. another very early work is a piece called the "uprising of the mujeres." that figure of the indigenous woman who's rising up out of the fields has become something of a synonymous image with my work. in public spaces in los angeles, the spaces are controlled by young people. if i was to paint on one of these walls... i was going to have to have their permission. and so i began to organize gangs. people were really amazed that there were gang members painting, and the los angeles times carried the first article ever wri en about my work. it said, "gang members put down knives for brushes." and i spent seven years
nd, so the first friday of november, and it will be in room 421 of city hall from 1.30 to 3.30 pm mraes feel free to call us for access or more information about the meeting. >> thank you, joanna, any public comment? seeing none, we will move on to our -- may i go on? next item, no. 10, the november election, access to information, polling places and voting machines. presentation by gil fox from the san francisco department of elections. hi, welcome. >> thank you, good afternoon, everyone, i am here and my colleague will be right upstairs, natalia kasin amount, our deputy director, and we are here today to talk about disability training for election staff, accessibility in voter education and accessibility at polling places. i have prepared a written report which i will -- ken will hand out large print paper copies at the end of your meeting and i will get to him for his sdrib distribution on monday electronically. i also have some other materials here for the public. at the department of elections we strive to help every eligible san franciscoan be a voter on november 6 and
we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in the plans for the central subway. this project is a vital enhancement of our public transportation system. it's going to significantly improve the movement of tens of thousands of franciscans and if you were here this past weekend when people were predicting it would be jam san francisco instead of san francisco you knew that folks were educated because of the great leadership at our mta, our county transportation, all of our transit systems and were at the highest level of educating the visitors and others to use public transportation. it will work for all of us and as we build the housing units we identified in hunter's point and treasure island and welcome more people to our great city and we are growing as a result. we are going to have the greatest subway system that can connect to our bart, to our caltrans, to
there for the broader social benefit possible. the first city in the world to have that kind of data available. >> other cities can take elements of sfpark and implement it in the cities. los angeles is working on it. berkeley is working on a project. washington, d.c. is, too. cities are looking at parking management differently than the have in the past. >> later this year, we are gathering all the data we need to evaluate rigorously all our expectations of how this can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, improve transit speed, reliability, reduc. [applause] >> good evening. i'm the director of transportation. for me, this is not the academy awards. this is the all-star game. the folks sitting over here are truly the all stars of the city. i've had an opportunity to work with ed, harlan, and jocelyn. behalf of all of us. we are also very lucky to have a bunch of people from sfmta, many of them are here. my job is to introduce the awardees. please join me and give a hand for jay primus, george reynolds, steven lee, and lorraine fuqua. >> thank you. this is a tremendous honor. it really does fee
think it's true, that if we truly want to be a transit-first city, muni is never going to be enough. even if we had another $100 million a year to invest in making muni the kind of service that we all want it to be in terms of reliability and consistency, it would never meet all of the transportation needs of our citizens and our visitors. and if we truly want to see significant movement in terms of reducing the number of private car people make, in terms of getting people able not to have private vehicles to actually give up those vehicles, we have to have, number one, a reliable cab service which right now we don't have in san francisco. and number two, we have to have very, very robust car sharing. and that means traditional car sharing and the newer kinds of car sharing that we're seeing. and we need to make sure that the regulatory scheme actually supports that. and right now we're seeing some car sharing services that are experiencing problems with the california p.u.c. we need to make sure those services have a path to being acknowledged as legal and appropriate. we also need
to happen and this first in our city, a city target store here in the middle of the city is going to be great and i love daly city and others but you know they're quiet and rather to drive down there our residents, our visitors can have a store right in the heart and have the brand names of things we're accustomed here. i think they will find it convenient and on all levels of affordability and so forth and i think the store is going to be a over night success. i'm a big supporter of it. gosh talking about being a corporate citizen and the construction jobs and the permanent jobs and they really did itlet right way and of the 300 jobs people have been hired by city target. 70% are franciscan residents. isn't that a great accomplishment? i know they worked hard. they worked hard with mission hiring hall and economic and work force development and the hiring events here and training and built up the expectations and they were met and this is what i love about being the mayor of san francisco. we can talk about jobs and working with target we can actually deliver them and thi
here in maryland. a big mess is left to clean up in one spot, ocean city, we first began reporting the problems as san day made her way to landfall. tim is live. >> reporter: the freezing rain has let up a bit. we are getting it on and off and the wind gusts that you saw yesterday are gone. sandy was the uponster that we all -- monster that we all feared. it's going to take days to determine the devastation. millions of americans are waking up impacted. 5million americans are without power this morning. new york city, lower manhattan devastated, encountered severe flooding, stock exchange is not going to open today. new jersey, parts of new jersey are completely under water. people needing to be rescued and evacuated. one hospital in lower manhattan had to be evacuated. small babies. it was a devastating storm, enormous surge, 13 feet in new york city. people stranded all throughout the region and 8 states that are going to have snow. >> tim, where you are in ocean city, maryland, there at the point of the atlantic ocean, you are trapped there. there was a mandatory evacuation set
to achieve. i will say partially disagree. finding number 27, a department first perspective, not the city wide perspective, intended in the administrative code has resulted in lack of coordination and communication between the departments and for this i would state agreed. the fact that these prct
in san francisco because san francisco is one of the most innovative cities in the galaxy, and it's a very great place to be the home of the challenge america summit, the first-ever challenge america summit. so it's now my job to introduce our first speaker of the night, who is going to officially kick off the first-ever challenge america summit, somebody who has been verylfe instrumental in creating a movement around innovation in san francisco. just a few months ago, announced october as innovation month inla whole lot of work on, you know, creating a@g real ecosystem for entrepreneurs, for governments, for everybody to create new ideas and new innovations. please join me in welcoming mayor ed lee to the floor. >> [applause.] >> thank you. thank you, josh. welcome, everybody. now that i know where i'm at, i want to welcome all of you, i want to of course thank the night challenge -- night rover challenge, nasa, of course, for being here. i also want to thank s.p.u.r. again for hosting it. you know, when i started working with s.p.u.r. many years ago, i knew they were a spacey pe
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number 27, a department first perspective, not the city wide perspective, intended in the administrative code has resulted in lack of coordination and communication between the departments and for this i would state agreed. the fact that these projects have taken so long to take forward is the attitude that perminates city agencies. next i also agree and it's difficult to move departments in the same direction. 29, department heads and cio's don't grant the authority for them in the administrative code as governing their own plans and actions. for this i agree. finding 30. neither coit or the cio believe in their ability to enforce these policies and initiatives and i patiently agree with that statement. while coit likes to behave they have the authority to enforce policies and initiatives because it's a diffused body there is no one to hold them accountable. the last finding there is no secure or immediate consequences for departments failing to implement in city wide initiatives and meet time lines for compleetion. i agree. there are no consequences for them to meet time lines
., the first signs of the approaching storm can also be felt. authorities have closed the city's beach. >> this is a big one. it is supposed to be huge. everybody is supposed to evacuate from 17th street down. >> this is almost a ghost town. the residents have either left or barricaded themselves inside their homes. only a couple of daring beachgoers remain. >> [no audio] >> further north, in new york, preparations have been underway for days. people in low-lying areas are bracing themselves for flooding. at this long beach hospital, several buildings are being evacuated. almost 400,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. the mass transit has been shut down. >> i think it is ridiculous. new york city is a melting pot of people going to work and trying to make a living and we cannot even get around. i did not even know what i'm doing. >> president obama has canceled campaign stops. he urged residents to take all precautions. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic, going north, that you need to take this very seriously and follow
towards ocean city right now. when we first got to ocean city, one of the first things that we noticed was the pier, that fishing gear that was down in the area of the inlet. >> we did see video a little earlier. that was amazing. >> let's go to lowell melser now in ocean city. compared to yesterday, you look relatively dry right now. >> i am dry, as a matter of fact. the temperature has really dropped. i think roy was talking about the fishing pier. we had that in one of our stories earlier. most of the front of it got wiped out. the beach erosion that happen here, you can see here a lot of the damage to the fencing that was done and a lot of the sand that was pushed over the dunes. the army corps of engineers was going up and down the coast, assessing all the damage that has been done here. while they did do their job to protect the homes and businesses behind them, they did manage to erode some of the area here. they will spend the next couple of days trying to assess the situation here as far as what was done to the sand dunes. atll have more coming up 6:00. lowell melser, wbal-tv
. conservatives, moderates and progressives support me because they trust me. i have a record of putting the city first and demonstrating capacity to work with different viewpoints. as supervisor i will make funding of public safety initiatives which includes training new police and firefighters my number one budget priority. i will make sure that promises made at park merced are kept. make sure that the boat house at lake merced is built with input from the community and becomes a beacon for local residents and their families. i will also make sure there is a real pipeline for students and a local academic institutions. return thousands of jobs that are becoming available as companies seek to improve and move into the city and hire and thrive. my career has been prepared for me for this job. i have the record of experience to serve and the ability like no one else in this race for district 7. i humbly ask for your vote in the election district 7. please vote fx rally number 1 on november 6. >> hi, i'm joel, the only candidate endorsed by the san francisco chronicle to be your next supervisor in
. if you are going anywhere, definitely call ahead first. >>> subway system, the city streets, sandy is making a mess of lands marks all over new york city. >> how the super storm took a bite out of one of the buildings in the big apple. . a live shot at the nation's capitol, the capitol building along the mall. see the winds whipping the flags. [ female announcer ] having grands biscuits in the morning is easy. pop them in, go about your business, and in just 15 minutes, your family can enjoy warm fresh from the oven biscuits. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> now, super storm sandy, a live shot in coney island, much of this amusement park, under water is beginning tuesday. a lot of new york and lower manhattan are under water this morning, too. >> new york was hit hard by this storm. the city that never sleeps in the dark, we are talking about roads, subways, they are floo
. tonight, a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of manhatt hathattan closed down. the city remains eerily dark and quiet tonight after a massive superstorm left half the city without power and partially under water. the historic storm continues to wreak havoc up and down the atlantic tee board from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least 13 lives and kaing blackouts and snow storms across the east coast and midwest. terry moran and bill weir will be joining us live from cape may, new jersey, and lake erie, pennsylvania. >>> first we turn to our colleague abc's juju chang who spent the day reporting in lower manhattan and comes to us now from the city's flooded streets. juju, what's the latest? >> reporter: i have to tell you new york felt like a city under siege. we literally had to wade through floodwaters down here in lower manhattan in the mandatory evacuation zone. this storm set the dubious distinction of setting a record storm surge and we watched at its height as the water barrelled ove
the first award thee of this evenin. this is a very unique award. this is the lifetime achievement award. mfac has to select one individual out of 26,000 who best exemplifies what service is to our city. when i was first elected to office, i asked a lot of people, literally hundreds of people, who is the smartest person in government. with all due respect to the other smart people in this room, there was one name that came up over and over again. that was our awardee. whenever i have a question that was difficult to answer, i would ask my staff, who are we going to call? the same name always came up. it was our awardee. i'm going to tell a story that has not yet been told publicly, but i'm going to share it today. in late 2010, when the board of supervisors, when we were casting around for someone to play the role upon interim mayor, and when ed lee was still telling us he did not want to serve, i invited this man to my kitchen table, as did a number of my colleagues, to convince him. tonight we honor the career of a man who has served our city for 28 years, who has left us a legacy of w
this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of the city are closed down, and this is what manhattan looks like tonight. eerily dark and quiet as this massive superstorm has left half of the city without power and partially under water. at nyu hospital one of the biggest in the city and the country, the backup generators have failed forcing rescue personnel to evacuate patients. this historic storm tonight is wreaking havoc up and down the atlantic seaboard from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least ten lives so far. flooding entire towns, causing blackouts across the midatlantic and midwest and snoerms frwstor maryland to tennessee. juju chang spent the day in lower manhattan and comes to us from the dangerously flooded streetings. what is the latest? >> reporter: we've sent much of this evening wading through the floodwaters ofmanhattan, through the evacuation zone, this storm now has the dubious distinction of setting a record for a record storm surge but it's deceptively calm now, not a lot of rain or wind, we're p
jersey, one of the first areas hit by the storm. one of the worst hit areas, ocean city cannot -- ocean city, was evacuated. there were fears of what the high tide might bring. the executive regional chamber of commerce has been talking today. >> we woke up with stand in our streets, debris all over. -- with stand in our streets, debris all over. our community is going to recover, but right now, we are taking a breath to see how bad it is. we had some solar issues that had to be taking care of. people are still not back on the island because we had wires down and trees down and be it -- debris all over. >> you are out in the city now. describe for us what you can see. >> imad 51st and the beach. the -- i am at 51st and the beach. the streets are full of sand. between the ocean and the street, there's not much there. the ocean is breaking right toward the street at high tide. hadof the dunes that we've in the beach replenishment that we've had is gone. luckily, we are in line to get beach replenishment this year, but right now, it is gone. >> michele speaking to me from ocean city. it is
experienced. our first responders have been doing a heroic job protecting our city and saving lives. they are still sitting lives and conducting search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> good morning, america -- breaking news, a perfect storm. gregg's america -- >> americans woke up to find it all too real. >> a record-breaking loss of power. >> on manhattan island, they are reeling from what happened. >> there is nothing but you can do. the water is just going to come. it is too strong. you have to stand there and let it happen. >> it is a post apocalyptic scene cars swept down the avenue by the force of the water. debris everywhere. she care of believe what she saw. >> can you describe what happened to? gregg's a lot of water. -- >> i lot of water flowing all over. the transistors are blowing up. >> manhattan is the unusually quiet today. swollen waters rose one began with high tide. -- once again with the high tide. >> this gives you an idea of the massive disruption is still causing. >> the subway is paralyzed. and there are no bosses. -- no bu
rain will be with us for at least the first half of the thursday. we'll be drying out and clearing out in time for the weekend. we have still sunshine. >>> still ahead, why facebook has an important meeting with the leaders of the peninsula city. . >>> wall street is preparing to reopen for business as new york city slowly recovers from the wreckage of hurricane sandy. the new york stock exchange plans to begin trading for the first time since friday. they say the trading floor didn't suffer any damage from the storm. it's the first time since a blizzard in late march of 1888. the bad weather closed the markets for two days in a row. >>> the city council will discuss the expansion of facebook headquarters. facebook currently has a nine building complex for 613 workers. the company has plans to expand with another building for an addition 2800 employees. some people in menlo park has expressed concerns on the expansion it has on local traffic and community services. >>> today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00, we're less than 24 hours from the giant victory parade in san francisco. the fin
and several fires set around the city. the first fire started around 9:00 last night at 19th and mission. by 11 krn 12, there were two more. within a half hour there was yet another fire a block way. take a look at this picture. if you're just e mailed, it's someone tajing a muni bus last night on market street moments later a mob overturned this bus and set it on fire. abc 7 news is live at the hall of justice. vic? >> the mayor calls those troublemakers hoodlums. the district attorney says he'll prosecute those arrested to the fullest. police chief greg sui says he'll have a better plande withn again. a crowd celebrated after watching the game on the big screen. a peaceful, exuberent crowd. the street parties turned bad. trouble makers overturned cars. they stopped traffic on market street. jumping on taxi cabs. any car was fair game. people set off fire works. some in the crowd broke windows of the bus. but what angered the mayor is this. the burning of another bus. >> burning of muni bus cost almost $1 million. we're going to have to find ways to pay for it as a city. >> revelers set
on the city's transit first policy. muni is at the core of that, improved taxi service, better and safer cycling. car sharing has a potential to be a big part of the solution. so, we're fully on board with trying to advance this. what i was endeavoring to show here in the presentation is we see on-street parking as perhaps a big part of the solution to the expansion of car sharing. i think the suggestions you were making in your district were largely off-street spaces. that would be perhaps above and beyond what we would do in this pilot. we're really looking at on-street. we'd be happy to facilitate conversations between city college and puc and other large housing authority, other large landowners with the car share companies to the extent we could help see more car sharing in those areas. i think putting one on-street space as an island, i think is going to always be a challenge in terms of getting that critical massive usage to get the utilization to where it makes sense to have it there. i think we need to help seed that demand and perhaps using some of these spaces, city college, h
it is an issue that affects the entire city. one of the first things i did as supervisor was to call a hearing on how the city works on the abatement of bed bugs and on march 28th we heard from over 100 residents, advocates and affordable housing developers about the impact that this has on people's lives. so, today i'm asking you to support this legislation which would address three main issues. one, the legislation requires the city provide clear and accessible information on how to properly abate bed bug infestation and the rules and responsibilities for tenants, landlords, and pest control operators. two, in doing our due diligence we looked at what other jurisdictions have done to address this issue and decided to include them in our legislation and have decided to include in our ledthtion asian a provision in new york city administrative code. this will require a property owner or property manager to disclose to prospective tenants written disclosure of the bed bug infestation and abatement history only upon request. third, we require pest control operators to report to dph on a monthly
of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco was taking this event very seriously and i want to commend them. >> reporter: back out live here in up
, responding, saving lives, and they are helping the first responders, the volunteers, really the city, state, and federal workers who are doing a heroic job in our great city responding to this worst storm in my lifetime for new york. >> you represent constituents here. >> yes. >> how are they reacting to what's happened? >> they were rising to the occasion. the lower east side and lower west side has absolutely no power. there are no traffic lights. people are helping people cross the street. they were serving as the police directing traffic. they were helping each other. it reminded me of the spirit after 9/11 where everyone did whatever they could to help. but you need the city government, the state government, the federal government to come in and help. mr. romney says rely on the private sector. what if they decide not to fund it? the federal government is there funding disaster relief, disaster coordination. they are moving in supplies and equipment that is needed to help us restore our great city and to help the people. we had a terrible problem with one of our hospitals, new york hos
not understood] and poetry teacher and poet susan [speaker not understood], i wanted to first introduce our first honored guest, alejandro [speaker not understood], he's the sixth poet laureate for the city and county of san francisco. and can alejandro come forward? there he is. (applause) >> i wanted to first say he's a unique artist and community person. he follows in the footsteps of our first poet laureate, learn serangeti in '98, [speaker not understood] in 2000, deborah major in 2002, jack cushman in 2006, and dianne de prima in 2009. and he moved to san francisco in the early '70s from los angeles, but really has become embedded in the mission district. and i know that supervisor campos is going to make a couple of remarks in a moment. alejandro, i know, is a great teacher at san francisco state where i taught many years. his students see him as a mission visionary. he's also someone that works collectively with other poets. i pulled this off my shelf, alejandro from 1975 from third world communications with the intro by maya angelou. [speaker not understood]. you were an early leader i
a confirmed death. the first in a city. a man in flushing queens when a tree crashed into his house and crushed him. ida of our new york station wnbc, is in lower manhattan. ida, what can you tell us? >> reporter: chris, we're maybe a couple blocks away from the world trade center site and there was significant flooding out here for much of the evening. i'd say from maybe 8:00 up until -- well, right this very moment. check out the flooding here. these are the northbound lanes of the highway. if i walk back here, i'm probably in the deepest area where we are standing, maybe about ten inches of water here. if we look up north, it's a little dark and hard to see and it looks like there's two feet of water in that direction. all in all, the good news is, we've seen a lot of receding. maybe an hour ago this entire area was completely underwater. i would say half an hour ago, i want to show you this cardboard box that barely survived the storm. this was underwater half an hour ago and that's a good 50 feet from where the water is right now. things are starting to recede. at the height of
in new jersey. we know that that's where sandy first made landfall in atlantic city. and much of the boardwalk there was submerged. water was thigh high on the streets of seabright, new jersey. that's a three mile sliver of a town that is where the shrewsbury river joins the ocean. then earlier tonight, i spoke with brian thompson with our nbc affiliate wnbc in new york. he has been reporting from seaside heights, new jersey, tonight. >> reporter: i'm cold, i'm miserable and it doesn't look very good at all, chris. i can tell you that just a couple miles away here on the jersey shore, 13 homes burned down in one little cluster, a shopping center, strip mall burned in berkeley township a couple miles behind me. we have a lot of power lines that are starting to, look right here, these are getting a lot closer. they're starting to drop right there toward us which is not a good sign. we have reports of four deaths right now in new jersey. i don't know if you've reported that earlier, chris, or not. two people in a car accident in morris county. a tree falling into a house in passa
new york city, at new york university medical center these are the first pictures we were just showing you. where a power outage forced the evacuation of critical care patients. let's go to nbc news correspondent rehema ellis who's there now. what is the latest from there, rehe rehema? >> reporter: the evacuation is continuing, chris. as you point out, 215 patients, some pediatric patients and critical care patients who had to be evacuated when the backup generator fail. we're on 29th street and 1st avenue. everything from here on down has been in the dark for many hours tonight as a result of the storm. we understand there was a transformer fire at a con edison station in lower manhattan which could have knocked everybody out of power. it's important to point out there has been no chaos, no panic. it has been a very orderly transfer of patients here from the nyu university medical center. they also had intermittent telephone service and they've been letting people know that they have not been able to contact the loved ones of these patients as they're leaving. but they're leaving that
space all across the city. >> george, how would you like to respond? >> i would like to respond first by saying thanks, richard, for inviting me. what has happened to the park system where groups throughout san francisco are now getting together to say no to another park bond. why is this happening? is the park system really being effective in san francisco? the same national trust for public grants, which matt just mentioned, we are one of the best-funded parks in the country. yet you see so many parks with problems. you see so many people that are having problems with the recreation and parks department as they never listen to neighborhood concerns, they don't deal with neighborhood concerns, and what's happened is we feel that we have paid for these parks and we feel like we paid 100 percent. the mayor's office has stopped this payment and the city keeps asking the people who live in san francisco, the voters, to pass bonds to continue it support the park system. the 2012 bpbld was originally scheduled for 2014 and it has been moved up. about 41 percent of the 2008 bond, 73 mi
. what are we going to get for it? what do we get out of it? the first responders, we have cities out here that are -- they didn't get the federal help, god forbid, something like that happened out here, we would be just lost. >> bill: look, we don't have so much of the hurricane problem in california but we have the earthquakes and how many times -- i remember how many earthquakes have we been through in northern california and southern california, i have, what's the first thing the governor does or the cities do. they turn to fema for help. for emergency responders that they're able to bring in from other states. first responders. and then for the rebuilding effort. for the protection against them. disaster relief, you would think that everybody would understand that disaster relief -- okay, maybe you don't really like a big federal government but there is a role for the federal government in disaster relief. the fact that mitt romney doesn't see that to me shows how -- just how shortsighted he is. what a captive of th
storm sandy. we are also getting new tape in, this is feeding in now, wtvi out of atlantic city. first aerials of the boardwalk, of course the famous boardwalk, sections that were washed away. you can see the boats that are just tossed about there, the homes are right there on the water. and just remnants of what the boardwalk used to be, as it just goes out into the water. 11,000 people spend the night in red cross shelters in that area. but this is one of the first aerials that we're seeing from the famous boardwalk out of atlantic city. ali velshi was in atlantic city last night and it was extraordinary to see just how quickly the water had risen and when he was doing those reports, got up one point to his waist. it really was a city that, for the most part, people hunkered down. he did not see a lot of people out on the streets. it was pretty much abandoned. in the light of day, you're just beginning to get a sense of the damage and devastation that that atlantic city area has experienced, particularly the boardwalk area, and the commercial area that was abandoned last night. for t
light we'll get a first look. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic water flood, flooding the financial area. and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools, and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here on a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> parts of new jersey remains under water after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >>> sandy made landfall, powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns, along the popular jersey shores. they plunged into darkness. abc's steve is in the thick of things. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our trucks because the water was coming in onto the streets, not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city's streets. so we decided to move a half mile away and rebase. we were broadcasting and all of a sudden the water crept up behind us there. >> now, the national guard and other fire
in the city. a team of first responders in town from northern california california helped bring patients to safety. >>> water is usually welcome by firefighters. this much quite an obs cal. firefighters responded to a fire last night. the flames spread to businesses an other homes. flooding made it difficult to get to the site. 50 homes were destroyed. >>> residents in new jersey are under a mandatory curfew until 6:00 a.m. more than 1 million homes and businesses were left without power. the storm cut off atlantic city and other island communities, stranding many residents who decided to stay put based on what their major told them rather than evacuated as the governor suggested. >>> a woman who was rescued in the atlantic after abandoning a ship in rough weather turned up by hurricane sandy has clieed. she was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. 14 other crew members were rescued. a sailing vessel that was originally bill from the -- built in 1962. >>> well really want to hear from you and what your and your family are doing thro
a couple hundred people still in their homes on the bay side of the city. the governor said it's a situation they will have to monitor and first thing in the morning at first light respond to and try to get those people out. not far from here just a couple blocks, one of the city's last resort shelters a guard unit went in there and pulled those people out and took them to atlantic city high school. so the shelters that were kept if place drawing criticism. chris christie's statement was there shouldn't have been shelters open here on the island. the winds are still coming ashore here. and we really won't know what kind of damage has taken place inside the city proper. i'm chris kato reporting for wcau. >> what he was explaining was cutting out of some of the time because we have a live shot in the middle of the storm about the controversy over those shelters. the the contrast is between the wishes of the local mayor and the wishes of the governor. governor chris christie saying there should not have been any sheltering in place on site in atlantic city that everybody should ha
-paid city employees. i recently completed two years of service on the sunshine ordinance task force and i served as chair for the last year that have and i saw what i'm talking about first-hand. the sunshine ordinance task force mediates disputes between the members of the public and city hall when the people want to get public information and access to open government. we have to end the cycle of making the rich wealthy while slowly eliminating the middle class. i will bring much-needed integrity and ethics back to our city government. i will demand accountability for the use of our taxpayer money and our bond money and make sure that it gets used for services that we need instead of pet projects and special interests. last year we were asked to support a bond for street repair, this november we are being asked for the second time within five years to support a bond for park maintenance, despite the fact that the money from the first bond for park maintenance, $47 million of it has not been used and the committee that is tasked with overseeing it, can't get access to where or the plan fo
of being green up here. i feel that the city would benefit from a hybrid type situation. and a couple things to address that i wanted -- i listened today what people were saying. so, first of all, i think outreach from students for cars to go because they could be the political support we need for on-site or on-street parking because in my opinion that is the best way to go because car to go is useful for me because i could find one essentially down the road from my house instead of finding it in a parking spot or in a parking garage. the other thing is that car to go uses smartcar, very small in san francisco. most cars could could not fit into. cars could fit into all those spots. * so i don't think we have as many issues to worry about here as, say, bigger cars because there's tons and tons of parking in the city that most cars can't fit into. car to go would be a very good option for that because of how small the vehicles are. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> hello, supervisors, pleasure to be here. my name is rick hutchinson. i'm the ceo at city car share. i want to thank you, by
of patients at this hospital, including babies, had to be evacuated after a back-up generator failed. the city closed all tunnels and bridges, subway and bus service had already been shutdown new york stock exchange closed again today the first time weather has caused it to close for a second day since the 1800s. snow storms in swreufrt jury, fear of flooding in chicago in ocean city maryland, part of the delmarva peninsula freezing rainfall on and off, tahman bradley, maryland. >>> >> [ inaudible ] >> here's the latest radar, very wide storm from know scotia towards south carolina, -- from nova scotia, towards south carolina, michigan getting snow. look at how much more snow is in this system now that it has wrapped cold air into it. the fact that still got cold air another reason why it is so strong. you can see it spinning throughout central pennsylvania the snow in the mountains here's what is going to happen the next couple of days you can see it slowly start to pull north head up to the hudson bay even as we head towards the latter parts of thursday, still plenty rain and snow with that
. if you are thinking about coming into the city, it will be difficult trying to get here. first off, transit agencies suggest you buy your ticket now. b.a.r.t. will be running on a rush hour schedule. muni will reroute lines. they have a lot of lines up and down market that will be impacted. they will add shuttle buses. golden gate transit will have buses. by the way, caltrain will be running additional trains as well. if you do have to be downtown, keep in mind, they will start the shutdown of market and off streets at 9:30. they should be back open by 5:00. we will have special access during the celebration. you will want to tune in. our coverage begins tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. reporting live here in san francisco, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> it will be complete panda-monium. >> i don't follow. you get the reference? >> reporter: what is she talking about? >> go ahead. read the prompter. >> telling jokes to nobody coming up. >> please, please keep it down. thank you for being here tonight. >> jimmy, i know the feeling, my man. how the hurricane put a damper on the late night t
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